Silver filigree travel hourglass made in France circa 1620/1630.

Silver filigree travel hourglass made in France circa 1620/1630.



Height of 6.7 cm x diameter of 2.8 cm.


1620 / 1630

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Categories: Timekeeping, Sandglasses


Silver filigree travel hourglass made of two openwork cylinders pivoting into one another and allowing the opening and closing of windows revealing the flask. The outer part is made of silver filigree. The inner cylinder is formed of a solid silver sheet with partially erased hallmarks.

Inside is a flask made of two cylindrical bulbs in slightly smoked « bubbled » glass and filled with a very fine lead sand of about 50 microns as per the study of “Hourglass of the Past – Dominique & Eric Delalande Paris 2015 – p. 95 n°3”.

The bulbs are joined by wax covered with a beige fabric and bound over with a silvery thread.

Dimensions: height of 6.7 cm x diameter of 2.8 cm.

France c. 1620/1630.

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FR Galerie Delalande Paris

After 37 years in Le Louvre des Antiquaires, the Delalande gallery moved early June 2015 to 35 rue de Lille, 75007 Paris, on the other side of the Seine River in the well known antic shops area "le Carré Rive Gauche".
Our main specialties are, since 1976, Marine and Scientific instruments, Tobacco and Opium objects, Curiosities and Great Canes.
We participate to international antique fairs (TEFAF Maastricht) and are unique partner of the French Maritime Museum.
Eric Delalande is also Administrator of the French Experts National Company (C.N.E.).
Please visit also our two websites, which are frequently updated: (French) and (English). ----------------------------

La Galerie Delalande s'est installée en juin 2015 au 35 rue de Lille (75007 Paris), au coeur de la capitale dans le "Carré Rive Gauche", après 37 années de présence au Louvre des Antiquaires.
Nous nous sommes orientés, depuis 1976, vers plusieurs spécialités : Marine et Sciences, Objets du tabac et de l'Opium, Cannes de collection et Curiosités.
Nous participons à des salons d'envergure internationale (TEFAF Maastricht) et sommes partenaires exclusifs du Musée National de la Marine.
Eric Delalande est également Administrateur de la Compagnie Nationale des Experts (C.N.E.).
N'hésitez pas à visiter nos deux sites internet fréquemment mis à jour : (Français) and (Anglais).

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